SAN DIEGO (CNS) - All those allegations of groping, bullying and belittling employees landed former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner atop the 2013 list of America's worst bosses released Friday by the website eBossWatch.
Filner, the only San Diegan on the list of the top 50 worst people to work for, stepped down Aug. 30 after around 20 women made sexual harassment claims against the former 10-term ex-congressman.
Two former city employees have filed lawsuits against Filner and the city, and the City Attorney's Office is processing several other claims.
Stacy McKenzie, a district manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, claims in a lawsuit filed last week that Filner grabbed her from behind, put her in a headlock and rubbed her breasts at an event at a city park.
His former communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, alleges in her lawsuit that Filner told her she should work without her panties on, and that he wanted to see her naked and could not wait to consummate their relationship. Filner also allegedly demanded kisses from McCormack Jackson and put his arm around her and dragged her along in a headlock while making sexual remarks.
Ten other Californians made the list of worst bosses, including two managers at UCLA, two Los Angeles police sergeants, and three managers who work for the city of Los Angeles.
To date, the 2013 America's Worst Bosses have cost their employers more than $52 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments, according to eBossWatch. The amount includes more than $21 million in losses to taxpayers by the 33 bosses in the public sector.
The list was compiled by a panel of workplace and personnel experts.
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